Tragic Bridge Collapse in Baltimore: Rescue Mission Underway

Baltimore Bridge Collapse: Ship Crew Rescues Lives, Six Missing

In Baltimore, a tragic accident occurred on a bridge where several workers fell into the waters of the Patapsco River while repairing potholes. The bridge, constructed in 1977 as part of Interstate 695, is crucial for import and export shipments, particularly for vehicle manufacturers like Nissan, Toyota, and General Motors. The collapse of the bridge has resulted in over 40 vessels being stranded at the port of Baltimore and incoming vessels being diverted to other ports on the east coast.

Governor Moore declared a state of emergency after the accident and launched a large-scale search operation to find the missing workers. Two workers were rescued, with one in serious condition. The search for the other six missing workers is ongoing, utilizing boats and divers. In photos of the accident, it appeared that the ship lost power before striking the bridge support. Sonar detected multiple vehicles in the water, which is approximately 50 feet deep. Despite the tragedy, the workers managed to send an emergency message about

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